Thank you Tupperware for sponsoring this post. These Tupperware kitchen pantry staples will keep you organized and make meal prep a breeze!
There’s no denying the fact that meal prep is a time commitment.
But considering it can save you plenty of time during the busy week and keep healthy habits in check, it’s certainly a commitment that’s worth investing in.
What can make meal prep much easier? Being organized, prepared, and having a well-stocked cabinet of pantry staples that are ready to go.
These are pantry staples that I always have on hand. They keep for a long time, so they’re great to stock up on in bulk.
Below, I’ll share my must-have pantry staples for easy meal prep to keep meals fresh, stored, and organized!
Pantry Staples for Easy Meal Prep
An organized pantry is very important. To achieve this, I like to keep everything in tightly sealed, labeled containers. It makes seeing what I have/need effortless while keeping ingredients fresh.
I rely on Tupperware products to help me with this.
Growing up, my mom and both grandmas swore by Tupperware. They wouldn’t dare use another brand. I think that rubbed off on me, because I’m quite obsessed with my Tupperware products. They offer innovative kitchen solutions for everything from food preparation to storage. I specifically love the pantry organization options; the Oval & Square Set and the One Touch® Reminder Canister Set.
The Oval & Square Set allows me to organize my pantry and keep my ingredients as fresh as possible.
The One Touch® Reminder Canister Set features liquid and air tight seals and allows me to see if my supply is running low!
Meal Prep Pantry Staples
Oats are great to have on hand for meal prep options. I love making a blueberry baked oatmeal for the week, cutting it up into slices, and portioning it out to simply be reheated in the morning. Overnight oats are also a classic go-to meal prep option and easy as can be, while savory oat-based dishes are always a unique meal prep idea.
Flours like almond, oat, and whole wheat flour are great for easy make-ahead meals. I love making protein and fiber packed chocolate muffins or some healthy oat flour breakfast bars for a quick on-the-go breakfast.
Dried beans are a meal prep hero. They’re perfect as a side dish, in Mexican-inspired bowls, in chickpea wraps or salads, or in soups. High in fiber and antioxidants, I’m a believer that cooking your own beans is always tastier than the canned version.
Nuts and Seeds
I love having plenty of nuts and seeds on hand. They’re one of my favorite pantry staples, especially chia seeds, flaxseed, almonds, almond butter, walnuts, and cashews. For meal prep, I love making a grain-free superfood granola, chia puddings, and including a handful of nuts in protein boxes.
Ah, brown rice. I’m a huge fan. I love including fiber-rich whole grains in my meal prep. Whole grains keep you feeling more full for longer. Brown rice makes for excellent grain bowls, sides, salads, and more.
Quinoa is a must-have pantry staple for me when it comes to meal prep. I love creating morning quinoa porridge, puffed quinoa and peanut butter bars, or protein-packed quinoa bowls.
I’m Italian. I love pasta. There’s nothing wrong with using pasta for meal prep! It’s easy, full of fiber, and delicious. I love keeping whole wheat and quinoa or brown rice pasta on hand.
I definitely inherited my mother’s love of lentils. Lentils make wonderful meal prep options if you’re a bit tired of brown rice or quinoa. I love using them to create soups, salads, and inspired dishes.
I love keeping dried fruit on hand for homemade trail mix or breakfast bars. They also make a good convenient snack option. My favorites are dried cranberries, dried blueberries, banana chips, and freeze-dried strawberries.
Other Pantry Staples
The above pantry staples are common items that I buy in bulk to stock my pantry for a seamless week of meal prep.
For other pantry ingredients for meal prep, these are also great to always have on hand:
- Oils (olive, coconut, sesame, avocado)
- Vinegars (balsamic, red wine, apple cider)
- Honey, maple syrup, or agave
- Spices and dried herbs
- Coconut milk
- Diced tomatoes
- Stock (bone broth, chicken stock, vegetable broth)
- Jarred vegetables (roasted red peppers, marinated artichokes, etc.)
With these pantry staples, tips above, and Tupperware products you will be on your way to creating easy meal prep ideas!
Thank you Tupperware for sponsoring this post.